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cabal
small secret group
cache
hiding place
cacophony
unpleasant sound
cadaverous
pale
cadence
rhythm
caesura
pause
cajole
to coax
calamitous
disastrous
caliber
degree of worth
calligraphy
fancy handwriting
callous
insensitive
callow
young and inexperienced
calumny
false accusation
camaraderie
loyalty
canard
rumor
candor
honesty
canine
pertaining to dogs
canny
shrewd
canon
rule
cant
insincere statements usually made in singsong tune
cantankerous
quarrelsome
canter
gallop
canvass
to make a survey
capacious
roomy
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
impulsive
captious
hard to please
captivate
to capture
carapace
shell
carcinogenic
causing cancer
cardinal
chief
careen
to swerve
caricature
exaggerated portrayal
carnage
slaughter; massacre
carnal
sexual
carnivorous
flesh-eating
carouse
to engage in noisy drunken party
carp
to complain
carrion
decaying flesh
carte blanche
freedom to use one's own judgment
cartel
association of business firms
cartographer
mapmaker
cascade
waterfall
caste
social class
castigate
to punish
casualty
an accident
cataclysm
violent change
catacomb
underground burial place
catalyst
person or thing that speeds up a result
cataract
large waterfall; abnormality of eye
catastrophe
disaster
cathartic
cleansing
catholic
universal
caucus
private meeting
caustic
sarcastic; severely critical
cauterize
to burn
cavalcade
procession
cavalier
haughty and casually indifferent person
caveat
warning
cavil
to argue
cavort
to frolic
celerity
speed
celestial
heavenly
celibate
unmarried
censure
to criticize sharply
centrifugal
moving away from center
cerebration
thinking
certitude
certainty
cessation
a stopping
chafe
to irritate
chaff
worthless matter
chagrin
embarrassment
chameleon
a lizard (you know the rest); a fickle person
champ
to bite impatiently
chaos
complete disorder
charisma
great appeal or attraction
charlatan
a fake
charnel
cemetery
chary
careful
chasm
wide gap
chaste
pure
chastise
to punish; to purify
chattel
slave
chauvinism
fanatical devotion to one's country, sex, religion, etc.
cherub
angel
chic
stylish
chicanery
trickery
chide
to scold
chimerical
imaginary
chirography
art of handwriting
chivalrous
courteous
choleric
easily angered
chronic
long-lasting
churlish
rude
cipher
zero
circuitous
roundabout
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking
circumscribe
to encircle
circumspect
careful
circumvent
to surround; to bypass
citadel
fortress
cite
to quote passage, book, etc.; to refer to as example
civility
politeness
clairvoyant
having great insight
clamber
to climb with effort
clandestine
secretive
clangor
harsh ringing sound
clarify
to make clear
clarion
clear and shrill
claustrophobia
fear of enclosed spaces
cleave
to split something part
cleft
split
clemency
mercy
cliché
worn-out expression
clientele
customers
climax
highest point
clime
climate
clique
small, exclusive group
cloistered
secluded
clout
influence
cloven
split
coadjutor
helper
coalesce
blend
coddle
to treat tenderly
coerce
to force
coffer
strongbox
cog
minor part
cogent
convincing
cogitate
to think
cognate
relevant
cognizant
aware
cognomen
family name
coherent
logically connected
cohesive
tending to stick
cohort
colleague
coincide
to occur simultaneously
collaborate
to work together
collage
collection of various bits and pieces
collate
to put together in order
collateral
security for payment of a loan
colloquial
informal
colloquy
conversation
collusion
conspiracy
colossal
huge
combative
eager to fight; argumentative
combustible
easily flammable
comely
attractive
commemorative
honoring
commence
to begin
commendation
praise
commensurate
proportionate
commiserate
to express pity for
commodious
roomy
communal
shared
compact
firmly packed; a treaty
compassion
pity; sympathy
compatible
agreeable
compel
to force
compendium
brief summary
compensatory
making up for
complacent
self-satisfied
complement
to make whole
compliant
submissive
complicity
partnership in wrongful act
components
ingredients; elements
composure
calmness of mind or manner
compulsory
required
compunction
remorse
compute
to calculate
concave
curved inward
concede
to admit
concentrate
to think deeply
concentric
having a common center
conception
a beginning
concession
an allowance
conciliate
to soothe the anger of
concise
brief and to the point
conclave
secret meeting
concoct
to invent
concomitant
attending
concord
agreement
concourse
a crowd
concur
to agree
condescend
to lower oneself to an inferior's level
condign
deserved
condiment
seasoning
condolence
expression of sorrow
condone
to excuse
conducive
tending to
conduit
pipe or tube through which fluid or electricity passes
confidant
close, trusted friend
configuration
shape
confiscate
to seize by way of penalty
conflagration
large and destructive fire
confluent
merging
conformity
agreement
confounded
confused
congeal
to thicken
congenial
friendly
congenital
existing at birth
conglomerate
mass
congregate
to gather
congruent
in agreement
coniferous
bearing cones
conjecture
to guess
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
conjure
cast a spell on
connivance
conspiracy
connoisseur
an expert
connote
to imply
connubial
pertaining to marriage
consanguinity
close relationship, usually by blood
consecrate
to make holy
consensus
general agreement
console
to comfort
consolidate
to combine
consonant
in agreement or harmony
consort
to associate or join
consternation
panic
constituents
voters
constraints
restrictions
constrict
to shrink
construe
to analyze
consummate
to complete
contagious
likely to spread
contaminant
substance that pollutes or infects
contemn
to regard with scorn or contempt
contemporary
happening in the same time period
contemptuous
scornful
contentious
quarrelsome
contest
to dispute
contiguous
neighboring
contingent
possible
contort
to twist
contraband
smuggled goods
contrary
opposite
contravene
to oppose
contretemps
embarrassing occurrence
contrite
sorrowful
controversial
questionable
contumacious
disobedient
contumely
rudeness
contusion
a bruise
conundrum
riddle
convalesce
to recover from illness
convene
to assemble
conventional
ordinary
converge
to come together
conversant
being familiar with
converse
to talk to someone
convex
curving outward
conveyance
vehicle
convivial
friendly
convoke
to call together
convoluted
twisted
cope
to deal with
copious
plentiful
coquetry
flirtation
cordial
friendly
cornucopia
abundance
corollary
inference
corona
crown
corporeal
pertaining to the body
corpulent
fat
corroborate
to strengthen
corrosive
eating away, as an acid
corrugated
wrinkled
cortege
group of followers
cosmic
pertaining to the universe; vast
cosmopolitan
universal
coterie
close circle of friends
countenance
the face
countermand
to cancel an order
counterpart
copy
coup
brilliant move
courier
messenger
covenant
agreement
covert
hidden
covet
to desire
cower
to tremble in fear
credence
belief
credible
believable
credulity
gullibility
creed
religious belief
crescendo
gradual increase in intensity or loudness
crestfallen
humbled; dejected
crevice
opening; crack
cringe
to shrink back, as in fear
criterion
measure of value
crone
hag
crony
close friend
crotchety
grouchy
crucial
extremely important
crucible
severe test
crux
essential part
cryptic
mysterious
crystallize
to settle
cubicle
small compartment
cudgel
club
cue
hint
cuisine
style of cooking
culinary
pertaining to cooking
cull
to select
culminate
to result in
culpable
blameworthy
cumbersome
heavy
cumulative
collected
cupidity
greed
curb
to control
curry
to try to win favor by flattery
craven
cowardly
cursive
running or flowing
cursory
superficial
curtail
to cut short
cynic
one who is critical
cynosure
center of attention